Beverly Sills


SILLS--Beverly. Peter Martins and the dancers, musicians, staff, and Board of Directors of New York City Ballet mourn the passing of Beverly Sills, our neighbor in the New York State Theater for many years, and a beloved and dynamic presence at Lincoln Center since it opened. Through her...

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We miss you, m' lady!

Bev was always a treat to be around. "Bubbles" was a perfect nickname. My family had a house in West Chop on the Vineyard. Bev had hers down the beach from us. Would see her in the grocery wearing a moo.moo (sp?). She would practice on the old upright piano in the Chop's "Casino." Peter was a cousin of mine and very family oriented. I knew his brother who was into hifi in the early days. At Harvard I had one of the first stereo radio setups; Vos came over one day to...

I first heard Beverly Sills in 1978 on TV. I had recently won a singing contest in an outdoor pavilion at Como Park, St. Paul, MN. I danced tap and began ballet lessons. I taught myself piano and played "Here Comes The Bride", "Moon River", "Pomp And Circumstance", among others. I saw my first opera on PBS Ch. 2.
I sang in our local church choir, Glee club in H.S. I've loved opera ever since my father played "Ave Maria" on the victrola at home. I...

Beverly Sills was a great lady and full of life and fun. I met her twice after performances, and she asked my name. (We share the same last name.)
She then asked if we were related, to which I replied, "No, I wish we were!" Then she let out that great laugh she had. She was a great advocate of the arts. She is missed!

Your voice still thrills me, even to this day. I miss you! Rest in peace.

I just loved her performance as The Merry Widow. I only spoke to her once when I met her on the street near Lincoln Center and she was very gracious. May she rest in peace.

Lucia di Lammermoor

I had the opportunity to learn of Beverly Sills when my family and I were living in Connecticut. I remember watching Sills and Burnett at The Met and being absolutely in awe of this beautiful human being, who gave so much to the world of opera and was loved by many for her love, compassion, and sense of humor, even when she was going through some difficult times in her life. I never had the opportunity to hear her when she was at The Met, but hearing her sing on You Tube brings such joy to...

For Beverly...

To this day the sound of
your voice brings such pleasure.


Do not weep for me when I no longer dwell among the wonders of the earth; for my larger self is free, and my soul rejoices on the other side of pain...on the other side of darkness.

Do not weep for me, for I am a ray of sunshine that touches your skin, a tropical breeze upon your face, the hush of joy within your heart and the innocence of babes in...